By MacKinlay Kantor
Original Publisher: World Publishing Company
Current Publisher: Plume
Fiction Finalists That Year:
- Paul Bowles for The Spider’s House
- Shirley Ann Grau for The Black Prince
- MacKinlay Kantor for Andersonville
- Flannery O'Connor for A Good Man Is Hard to Find
- May Sarton for Faithful Are the Wounds
- Robert Penn Warren for Band of Angels
- Eudora Welty for The Bride of the Innisfallen
- Herman Wouk for Marjorie Morningstar
Fiction Winner That Year: John O’Hara for Ten North Frederick
Fiction Judges That Year: Carlos Baker, John Brooks, Granville Hicks, Saunders Redding, Mark Schorer
The Year in Literature:
- Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
- Juan Ramón Jiménez won the Nobel Prize for literature.
- Kantor was born Benjamin McKinlay Kantor but started going by his middle name when he was a child. He added an “a” to its spelling because he thought it sounded more Scottish.
- The Academy Award-winning film “The Best Years of Our Lives” is based on Kantor’s 1945 novel Glory for Me. Kantor was disappointed that the film was released under a different title and that details of the story were changed by the screenwriter Robert Sherwood.